2 Minute Meal

Between all the cleaning and prepping last night, I realized my night was slipping away and I needed to eat! I looked into my pantry and found an amazing ingredient:

Can of Beans

Fat Free Refried Beans from Trader Joe’s. Check out the stats:


Ingredients: Cooked Beans, Water, Salt. Amazing.

I put three corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds, then heated half of the can of beans (~ 2 servings) for 1 minute. Added a sprinkle of cheese and back in the microwave for 30 seconds for 2 minutes total.


Lunch today was a replica…

Lunch Tacos

Plus a salad for a little veggie kick on the side.

Lunch Salad

Mixed greens, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, and 1 mini box of raisins. Spritzed with some balsamic and lunch was done in less than 5 minutes! Amazing.

I am just sad that I only bought one can of these beans at the store! Next time I go to Trader Joe’s I’m loading up on these. They are delicious, filling, and perfect in a pinch.

What is your go-to meal if you only have a few minutes?

0 comment on 2 Minute Meal

  1. Katie Photiadis
    November 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Beth, that looks so yummy! I love refried beans.

    Hey, did you ever try that arctic zero ice cream? I’m thinking about buying some for my splurge on Friday…

    • Beth
      November 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm (10 years ago)

      You know I did try that ice cream and I actually liked it. It doesn’t have that much flavor though – its kind of hard to describe but I would buy it again if I saw it on sale. It might not cure your ice cream sandwich craving though – go for skinny cow if that’s what you want!

  2. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    November 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)

    When I really only have a few minutes, I typically eat a “yogurt mess” (fruit, cereal, and yogurt).

  3. spabettie
    November 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)

    this is one of them!! I have not used refried beans for a while, but black beans, a corn tortilla and some chopped tomato and YUM ! lunch!

    many times if I need a quick meal it comes in the form of a wrap… and whatever I can find in the fridge… 😀

  4. eatmoremeatless
    November 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm (10 years ago)

    Love refried beans!! Can’t wait to try the TJ brand the next time I’m in DC!

  5. Katie Photiadis
    November 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Sorry to harp on the topic…is it more like sherbert, then? Is the texture thick and creamy or watery and sorbet-ish like?

    • Beth
      November 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      That’s OK! It’s kind of hard to explain – – its thick and creamy but sort of light in flavor. I don’t know if that helps! I would say its worth trying for sure.

  6. rc1001
    November 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I love love love fat free refried beans! They make a good easy nacho, too. I just individually spread beans and cheese on each chip, and then bake at 250 for 15 minutes. Easy peasy.

  7. greensandjeans
    November 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Anything sweet potato related is my favorite easy meal! I’m bummed I’m missing you in DC, but I know I’ll be back down there soon

  8. Danielle
    November 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I love beans! They make a lot of meals quick. Tonight, I’m having a taco salad but with pinto beans/or black beans instead of meat. Yum! Quick, healthy, and easy!

  9. kristisn
    November 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I think my go to lunch is soup. I always try to have a can or have some in the freezer that I can just heat up and eat.

  10. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    November 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm (10 years ago)

    LOVE the addition of raisins to your salad! My super speedy meal would have to be soup, or pasta – or even a toasted sandwich!


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